|Name: Steven Victorin|
Date promoted: June 2004
Title: Head of global loans capital markets for North America and Europe
Previous job before promotion: Head of global loans capital markets for North America
Years in the capital markets: 22
First job in the capital markets: Management associate at Citigroup
Favourite deal worked on: $4bn acquisition facility for Schlumberger, 1998
Lives in: Chelsea, London and Amagansett, New York
Heroes: Daniel Patrick Moynihan (US senator), JK Rowling, Mel Brooks
Steven Victorin took charge of global loan capital markets for Europe at Citigroup in June 2004, in addition to his capital markets responsibilities for North America.
He leads a team responsible for the origination, structuring and syndication of corporate senior bank debt in the investment grade and cross-over markets for North American and European global franchises and markets. He also leads the team that manages European syndicated loan sales and trading, which includes investment grade, leveraged and emerging markets.
In the past, North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia were covered separately, with one person looking after all loans in each of those respective regions.
But in conjunction with Victorin's promotion, Latin American loan capital markets now report into Atiq Ur-Rehman, head of emerging markets fixed income capital markets. Ur-Rehman was already responsible for Asia.
Victorin's appointment capitalises on his experience in the US, which he can bring to his work in Europe. "I can step back and look at trends and strategies in two of the world's largest markets," he explains.
One of the key points of having one person responsible for both North America and Europe is that it allows Citigroup to give its clients opportunities to distribute loans in both markets.
"Citigroup's client base has historically been a global one, so looking at structuring and execution in a number of different markets is key," Victorin says. "This is apparent in deals such as Cemex and Bacardi."
Also, a single debt platform has been put in place in North America and Victorin's role in the European market can help facilitate similar changes.
Victorin has worked for Citigroup for 22 years, first as a management associate and then focusing on loans from 1993. But, as he says, he "grew up in the leveraged buy-out industry in the 1980s."
He reports directly to Michael Mauer, who runs global loans for Citigroup.